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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: 573-449-7402
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors...
Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.
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A Beautiful Little Escape

This park is gorgeous during all seasons. The summer is green and lush, but the winter is equally cool. Our most recent trip was back in January or February, and some of the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This park is gorgeous during all seasons. The summer is green and lush, but the winter is equally cool. Our most recent trip was back in January or February, and some of the water had frozen over. Just make sure you've got good shoes on and you're physically able to handle some of these trails and steps. Plenty of great... More 

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Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful place to stay and take your time. There's a lot of climbing by foot on decks and gravel. The cave is great just wear good shoes.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great state park -- trails for runners, walkers, mountain bikes, well maintained but not over-groomed. Great all times of the year. Dogs are welcome (on a leash) and the trails are well marked.

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Please understand I live in Kentucky and we have a number of "Rock Bridges". One in the Red River Gorge, and of course, the grand daddy of them all, Natural Bridge, Slade, KY. This Columbia Rock Bridge was a nice, short walk from the parking lot. I took a few photos then walked a short trail that went over the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not just biased because I live here- I prefer mountains and/or ocean views- but if you find yourself in the middle of the country, there IS still beauty all around Rock Bridge State Park (RBSP). There is also variety with trail types and difficulties and lengths. Trails are well maintained and there are educational installations in some areas. For... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent park! The trails are well maintained and there's lots of parking available. Lots of beautiful photo ops!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here for a half-day. It was a Sunday so the office was closed, but that also meant far less people. They have maps posted near the trail heads, but there are also individual maps you can get from the outside the office. There policy about going in the Devil's Icebox was unclear, but that may have been because the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

just outside of columbia city limits this place is scenic, tho usually quite populated w/ tourist and school kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Staying in moberly with work a few of us wanted to see something amazing, and we did. Beautiful area nice trails waters moving in the back ground. Just us and nature very well kept, go enjoy.

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Kcmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There is a natural rock bridge, after which the park is named. Cave entrance into the Devil's Ice Box - seasonal to protect the bats. Lots of plant life. If you're not too noisy, you might see deer, turkeys, and of course lots of birds.

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Additional Information about Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: 573-449-7402
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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